Hays County Emergency Information

Hays County Local Health Department (HCLHD) reports one (1) new COVID-related fatality, a Kyle man in his 90s. The Health Department also reports 71 new lab-confirmed cases, four (4) new hospitalizations, three (3) hospital discharges and 47 additional people now considered recovered.

The total number of individuals considered recovered is 6,193. The total number of lab-confirmed cases is 6,960 with 671 of those considered active*. The number of active cases from just the past 21 days is 865.The number of probable cases is 837. HCLHD reports probable cases separately in our COVID-19 updates. See the full Case Criteria Definitions on our website.

The number of negative tests is 45,783. Hays County has had 418 total hospitalizations; 12 people are currently hospitalized. Ten cases were removed from the cumulative total this week due to duplicates, incorrect county and other issues.

Epidemiologist Greggory Drew said the upcoming holidays are a cause for concern. He urges everyone to consider making holiday plans will help protect the most vulnerable among us.

“We all want to be with family, but we also need to remember that we’re still in a pandemic,” he said. “Our goal as a community should be protecting the elderly and at-risk community; that may include virtual or very limited gatherings.”

Please note, the Hays County Local Health Depart will not send out COVID-19 updates between Nov. 25-29, which will allow our epidemiology team some much needed rest.

November 20 Report

Lab-Confirmed

Negative
Tests

Recovered Cases

Active Last 21 days

Active
All Cases

Probable

Cases

COVID-related Fatalities

Total Hospitalizations

Current Hospitalizations

Cases Removed

6,960

45,783

6,193

865

671

837

96

418

12

10

 

 

 

Age Range

Female

Male

Total

Fatalities

0-9 yrs.

132

136

268

0

10-19 yrs.

494

362

856

0

20-29 yrs.

1,178

1,205

2,383

1

30-39 yrs.

567

527

1094

0

40-49 yrs.

471

409

880

3

50-59 yrs.

341

319

660

11

60-69 yrs.

231

195

426

10

70-79 yrs.

115

123

238

30

> 80 yrs.

95

60

155

41

Total

3,624

3,336

6,960

96

 

 

*The Hays County Local Health Department contacts and follows up with every person who tests positive for COVID-19 to ensure they, or other household contacts, are not still contagious before moving them into the “Recovered” category. HCLHD does not clear people based on a calendar, because some individuals can be symptomatic and contagious for many weeks. Also, if a person has multiple family members who are household contacts, it is possible for the virus to last in that household for a period of months until everyone is symptom free.

Area

Total Cases

Active Cases

Recovered

Fatalities

Austin

118

25

84

9

Bear Creek

3

0

3

0

Buda

1,068

172

883

13

Creedmoor

1

0

1

0

Driftwood

64

13

51

0

Dripping Springs

201

59

139

3

Hays

0

0

0

0

Kyle

2,199

292

1,879

28

Manchaca

8

0

8

0

Maxwell

9

0

9

0

Mountain City

16

5

10

1

Niederwald

32

2

30

0

San Marcos

3,081

89

2,952

40

Uhland

23

0

23

0

Wimberley

135

13

120

2

Woodcreek

2

1

1

0

Total

6,960

671

6,193

96

 

 

Ethnicity

Female

Male

Total

Percentage of Cases

Hispanic

1,661

1,514

3,175

45.6%

Non-Hispanic

911

859

1,770

25.4%

Not Specified

1,052

963

2,015

29.0%

Total

3,624

3,336

6,960

100.0%

 

 

Race

Percentage of Cases

American Indian

0.0%

Asian

0.6%

Black

2.3%

Native Hawaiian/

Pacific Islander

0.0%

White

66.1%

Not Specified/ Unknown

31.0%

 

NOTE: Some Hays County residents have Austin addresses. Because of HIPAA laws, additional information about patients is not allowed to be shared.

Posted by Kim Hilsenbeck Friday, November 20, 2020 4:22:00 PM

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